Prestat made truffles known to the world and truffles made Prestat known to the world
They were invented by Louis Dufour, pastry chef from Chambéry, France, in December 1895.
It was Louis' brother Antoine Dufour - also a pastry chef - who made this exquisite delicacy known to the world when in 1902 he emigrated to London and established Prestat.
The truffles were from the beginning, and still are, the centerpiece of the shop, attracting people from all over the world and suitable for every type of palate.
Today there are many varieties of truffles but the recipe is traditionally the same: based on dark chocolate, butter, eggs and bitter cocoa powder, with a typical spherical or ball shape.
In this panorama the Prestat truffles remain the best known and most loved ones!